# Bruce Raine

I like to solve most kinds of maths problems that I come across. I have used MATLAB for around 7 years and really enjoy programming it to solve maths and statistics problems. I hold a Masters degree entitled: Master of Computing and Mathematical Sciences (Hons).

Professional Interests: Maths and Programming

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Frobenius Norm

Write your own version of Frobenius Norm without using the 'norm' function.

8 years ago

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Frobenius Norm

Write your own version of Frobenius Norm without using the 'norm' function.

8 years ago | 1 | 86 solvers

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Simple date to serial no. conversion

Convert a date string to a serial date number. For example if you take x='19-May-2001' then the result is 730990 x...

8 years ago

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Find the definite integral of various linear functions

A definite integral had a minimum and maximum limit. When you solve this type of problem you must use both quad and the trapz fu...

8 years ago

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Find the definite integral of various linear functions

A definite integral had a minimum and maximum limit. When you solve this type of problem you must use both quad and the trapz fu...

8 years ago | 1 | 47 solvers

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How long do each of the stages of the rocket take to burn?

A space rocket has 3 stages: - stage 1, s1; - stage 2, s2; - stage 3, s3. If s1 burns 3 x as long as s2 which burns ...

8 years ago | 1 | 95 solvers

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How long do each of the stages of the rocket take to burn?

A space rocket has 3 stages: - stage 1, s1; - stage 2, s2; - stage 3, s3. If s1 burns 3 x as long as s2 which burns ...

8 years ago

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Find the nearest integer

Given a vector of integers and a real number find the closest integer. EX: >> a = [2 4 5 6 8 10]; >> b = 4.6; >> nea...

8 years ago | 2 | 280 solvers

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Find the nearest integer

Given a vector of integers and a real number find the closest integer. EX: >> a = [2 4 5 6 8 10]; >> b = 4.6; >> nea...

8 years ago

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How many days does the cat take to climb out of the hole?

A cat accidentally falls down a hole with sloping but rough sides. It can climb out of the hole of height h metres, but for ever...

8 years ago | 4 | 67 solvers

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How many days does the cat take to climb out of the hole?

A cat accidentally falls down a hole with sloping but rough sides. It can climb out of the hole of height h metres, but for ever...

8 years ago

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Penny flipping - calculate winning probability (easy)

Two players are playing a fair penny flipping game. For each flip, the winner adds one penny from the loser's collection to his/...

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Sorted highest to lowest?

Return 1 if the input is sorted from highest to lowest, 0 if not. Example: 1:7 -> 0 [7 5 2] -> 1

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Bottles of beer

Given an input number representing the number of bottles of beer on the wall, output how many are left if you take one down and ...

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radius of a spherical planet

you just measured its surface area, that is the input.

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Swap the input arguments

Write a two-input, two-output function that swaps its two input arguments. For example: [q,r] = swap(5,10) returns q = ...

8 years ago

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Multiply a column by a row

* Given a column vector C and and a row vector R. * Output a matrix M. * Every column of M equals to C multiplied by correspon...

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Distance walked 1D

Suppose you go from position 7 to 10 to 6 to 4. Then you have walked 9 units of distance, since 7 to 10 is 3 units, 10 to 6 is 4...

8 years ago

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Extract leading non-zero digit

<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benford%27s_law Benford's Law> states that the distribution of leading digits is not random. This...

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Replace multiples of 5 with NaN

It is required to replace all values in a vector that are multiples of 5 with NaN. Example: input: x = [1 2 5 12 10 7] ...

8 years ago

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The Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything

A variation of a previous Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy problem. *Inputs:* Life, the Universe, and Everything *Output:*...

8 years ago

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Rotate a Matrix by 90 degrees

Rotate a Matrix by 90 degrees Example: If the input is: X = 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ...

9 years ago

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Convert from Base 10 to base 5

Convert the input number from base 10 into base 5: for example: if a(in base 10)= 5 then a(in base 5)= 10

9 years ago

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Matrix indexing with two vectors of indices

Given a matrix M and two index vectors a and b, return a row vector x where x(i) = M(a(i),b(i)).

9 years ago

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Compute a dot product of two vectors x and y

x and y are input vectors, d is a number and contains their dot product

9 years ago

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Whether the input is vector?

Given the input x, return 1 if x is vector or else 0.

9 years ago

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Is A the inverse of B?

Given a matrix A and a matrix B, is A the inverse of B? >>A=[2,4;3,5]; >>B=[-2.5,2;1.5,-1]; >>isInverse...

9 years ago | 3 | 385 solvers

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Sum of first n terms of a harmonic progression

Given inputs a, d and n, return the sum of the first n terms of the harmonic progression a, a/(1+d), a/(1+2d), a/(1+3d),....

9 years ago